Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens: Opening the Door for God's Provision in Their Lives

Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens: Opening the Door for God's Provision in Their Lives

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Prayer can be your greatest asset and source of wisdom in raising teenagers in today's world. Now expanded, this book features updated content on issues like pornography, addiction, self-harm, anxiety, rebellion, technology use, dealing with disappointment, and more.

It's never been tougher to be a teen—or the parent of one. Thankfully, from your teen's first date to the next time they borrow the car keys, you can take your concerns to God through prayer.

Drawing on the power of God's Word, this updated and expanded edition of Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens equips you to pray about the difficult issues your teen may face:

  • Relationship challenges
  • Doubts about their faith
  • Depression
  • Rejection
  • Sexual purity
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • . . . and much more

This book also guides you in praying about everything from your teen's character and safety to the purposes and plans that God has for his or her future.

Filled with engaging illustrations, biblical insights, and compelling prayer principles, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens shows how to make the Bible your source for prayers that can powerfully influence your teen's life. With a grace-filled approach and a warm, personal style, author Jodie Berndt encourages you that there is not a need your teen will face that God has not already thought of, and provided for, in his Word—and that, no matter how far away our kids may be, they are never out of his reach.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310361985
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Edition description: Enlarged ed.
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 484,877
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jodie Berndt has written or cowritten many books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for children, teens, and adult children. A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie has been featured on programs like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a host of popular podcasts, and she has written articles for many news and faith outlets. She and her husband, Robbie, have four adult children, and they live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ty Saltzgiver xi

Introduction to the New Edition: Whack-a-Mole Parenting 1

Part 1 Praying for Your Teen's Relationships

1 Praying for Your Teen's Relationship with Christ 11

2 Praying for Good Friends 21

3 Praying for Connection to a Church Community 32

4 Praying for Dating Relationships 43

5 Praying for Your Teen's Relationship with You 56

Part 2 Praying for Your Teen's Character

6 Praying for Honesty and Integrity 69

7 Praying for an Others-Centered Outlook 81

8 Praying for a Humble, Teachable Heart 91

9 Praying through Anger to Composure 102

10 Praying for Compassion and Kindness 113

Part 3 Praying for Your Teen's Health and Safety

11 Praying for Your Teen Driver 123

12 Praying for Healing from Eating Disorders and Negative Body Image 132

13 Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide 142

14 Praying through Anxiety and Depression 151

15 Praying for Your Teen Rebel 162

Part 4 Praying for Your Teen's Victory over Temptation

16 Praying about Technology and Social Media 177

17 Praying for Protection from Drinking 188

18 Praying for Sexual Purity 201

19 Praying for Protection from Drugs 213

20 Praying for Sin to Be Exposed 224

Part 5 Praying about Everything

21 Praying about Choice of Music 237

22 Praying about Your Teen's Attire 247

23 Praying for Your Teen Athlete 259

24 Praying for Your Teen's Future (Education, Career, Marriage, and More) 270

Acknowledgments 281

Notes 283

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